Luis Alberto Urrea

Luis Alberto Urrea is the author of fourteen books, including The Devil’s Highway, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; the national bestsellers The Hummingbird’s Daughter and Into the Beautiful North; and Nobody’s Son: Notes from an American Life, winner of the American Book Award.⤨A tenth-anniversary edition of The Devil’s Highway is forthcoming in 2014. He is a professor of creative writing at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Desolation Road

And I proceeded to where things were chaotic. —The Book of Enoch xxi:1 I have a gonzo lawyer friend who sometimes writes mystery novels set in the unforgiving Sonoran desert. People die badly out there, both in his books and…

October in the Kerouac Earth

We lay on our backs, looking at the ceiling and wondering what God had wrought when He made life so sad. —Jack Kerouac About twenty years ago, I had a girlfriend who didn’t care much for me,